In his November 1, 2005 interview with
Ebony Williams, Samuel William Searles recalls being drafted for the army
during WWII. Searles explains his job during war and how he and fellow soldiers
celebrated the end of the war. Searles also shares his memories of more of the
harrowing experiences of war: segregation, death, and the mental effects of
war. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives
and Special Collections Oral History Program.